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12 Arrested in Anti-Public Lewdness Campaign at Wolfe Neck Parking Area

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LEWES, Del.– DNREC Division of Parks & Recreation Natural Resources Police have arrested and charged 12 men with lewdness-related offenses in the Wolfe Neck parking area in Lewes. 

Police said the men were arrested near an intersection with the Junction & Breakwater Trail. According to police, the men were arrested on an assortment of charges, ranging from offensive touching, criminal solicitation, lewdness and indecent exposure, and loitering to engage in or solicit sex. Nine of the men arrested are from Delaware, two are from New York, and another is from Pennsylvania. Police identified them as follows:

- Alan M. Busek, 64, of Lewes, charged with loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- James R . McCoy, 63, of Rehoboth Beach,  charged with lewdness; class B misdemeanor, second-degree indecent; unclassified misdemeanor, loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- John M. Matheus, 52, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Frank W. Graham, 77, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with offensive touching; unclassified misdemeanor, third-degree criminal solicitation; class A misdemeanor

- Kevin O. Duffy, 64, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with possession of marijuana; class B misdemeanor, possession of drug paraphernalia; class A misdemeanor

- Adolphus Spain, 82, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Jean E. Rabian, 74, of Newtown Square, Pa., charged with criminal solicitation 3rd class A misdemeanor, lewdness; class B misdemeanor, second-degree indecent exposure; unclassified misdemeanor

- Walter W. Haas, 61, of Cortland Manor, N.Y., charged with loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Robert K. Moyer, 72, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Thomas A. Rooney, 55, of Rehoboth Beach, charged with LOITERING-ENGAGE or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Anthony D. Matuszewski, 50, of Frederica, charged with offensive touching; unclassified misdemeanor, loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation

- Brian D. Carroll, 49, of Arlington, Va., charged with lewdness; class B misdemeanor, loitering-engage or solicit another to engage in sex; violation, pet not restrained on leash  (park regulation); unclassified misdemeanor.

DNREC said it launched the anti-lewdness campaign after numerous complaints from the public about this type of activity at the Wolfe Neck location and deployed enforcement tactics to rid the area of it, including widespread posting of “No Loitering” signs and increased patrol activity.

All of the men were arrested and released on a criminal summons with pending court appearances at Justice of the Peace Court 2 or the Court of Common Pleas. Police said the men face punishment ranging from a year in jail and fines up to $2,300 for Class A misdemeanor; of up to six months in jail and a fine of $1,150 for Class B misdemeanor; up to 30 days in jail and a $575 fine for unclassified misdemeanor and up to one-year probation and a $345 fine for a violation.

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